Roland Long

Of Counsel

Clients appreciate Roland Long working with them and with Examiners to expedite prosecution and obtain patents with claim coverage that effectively protects their intellectual property.

Roland currently prepares and prosecutes patent applications in the electrical/electronic, computer, and mechanical arts. 

Clients recognize that Roland provides a significant benefit by his ability to focus on the client’s objective in the prosecution of patent applications through patent issue. Clients recognize the value of having Roland provide an expedited, cost-effective path to accomplishing client objectives during patent prosecution.

As a law clerk, Roland conducted trademark and patent prior-art searches in the USPTO paper stacks. Since 1995, his IP experiences have included trademark prosecution and opposition work as well as patent drafting, prosecution, and patent infringement litigation in the electrical, mechanical, and chemical arts.  

Roland holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas (Austin), a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington (Seattle), and a Juris Doctor from the George Mason University School of Law. He earned his Professional Engineer registration (electrical engineering) in Washington State.

In the U.S. Navy, Roland served as a Nuclear Power mechanical systems, chemistry and radiological controls instructor at the S1C Prototype in Windsor, Connecticut. He later served as a Civil Engineer Officer in assignments involving planning, design, construction, and maintenance of the Navy's shore facilities, including an assignment providing an abort landing site for the U.S. space shuttle in Morocco.


My broad engineering and management experience in multiple disciplines, including both electrical/electronic and mechanical industries, provide an integrated basis for assisting clients in both technical and business issues.

  • Virginia
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • J.D., George Mason University School of Law, 1995
  • M.S.E.E., University of Washington, 1987
  • B.S.E.E., University of Texas (Austin), 1980

Get To Know Roland

What’s the best decision you ever made?

Marrying my wife. Also, while serving as a Nuclear Power instructor in the U.S. Navy, I took advantage of an opportunity to pursue an Electrical Engineering degree and subsequently served as a Naval Officer in engineering/management capacities. This led to many satisfying professional and life opportunities and experiences.

What’s your greatest accomplishment?

Helping raise successful and kind children and grandchildren, of whom we are very proud.

Where can you be found outside the office?

At home, engaged in reading or tending to our yard and landscaping.

What are your hobbies?

Photography, reading, playing bridge, yard work.

What friends might be surprised to know about me?

That my wife and I fostered a high school boy including having him move with us to a new state so that he could finish high school as part of our family. We also fostered a special needs baby and young children. That while serving in the Navy at a master jet base I taught a 7th grade religious education class.